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Are you ready to count the corpses of Panjab?
Exclusive Excerpt - 'Panjab: Journeys Through Fault Lines'
19.10.19 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

‘If you want to understand Panjab, be ready to count its corpses,’ said the photographer as he reached for the drawer in his desk. On that spring afternoon, Satpal Danish and I had met at his shop in the Brahm Buta Akhara, near the Guru ...
  


Bonhomie between a Muslim Nawab and Kashmiri Pandit diwan
19.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

Pt Tribhuwan Nath Katju was my great grandfather (father of my grandfather Dr KN Katju, former Union Home and Law Minister, Governor of West Bengal and Odisha, and CM of MP). The story of the relation between him and the then Nawab of the Indian ...
  


Rajeev Dhavan, the Atticus Finch of Our Times
16.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

Senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India, Rajeev Dhavan reminds me of Atticus Finch, the courageous lawyer in Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird – based on the actual Scottsboro case – who bravely defended a black man who was falsely accused ...
  


Revolution and Introspection: Could it be hubris that is distorting your vision?
A CORRESPONDENCE WITH AN EX IAS OFFICER
13.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

A contemporary of mine in the Allahabad University, where I had studied from 1963-67, who is a retired IAS officer, recently sent me this email :

Markandey

I have always admired you for your blog Satyam Bruyat. But when the entire world seems to disagree with you, ...
  


Hello, Is There Anybody Out There?
Diary of a Lock-down
02.10.19 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

Introduction: On October 2, 2019 it was the 58th day of the Kashmir lock-down. Of Kashmir's people denied of basic amenities, food and essential medicines, and modes of communication and information with each other and with the world at large. For the last fifty-eight days, ...
  



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